Field Marshal Sir John Chapple
Dr Craig Turner
Craig worked for Coral Cay from 2000-2005, co-ordinating the terrestrial science programmes predominantly in Southeast Asia. Following a four year stint working for an ecological consultancy. He currently works as a Conservation Biologist with the Zoological Society of London. Craig works on the EDGE of Existence programme which focuses on the ‘weird and wonderful’ species that are not only unique but also globally endangered across the globe. He is currently engaged in projects in Asia, Africa and the Americas, and also supports aspiring conservationists through the EDGE Fellowship programme. Outside of his day job he manages the Erasmus Darwin Barlow Expedition Grant on behalf of ZSL and is a member of the British Ecological Society Review College. Craig is currently an Honorary Research Associate with University College London and is a visiting Research Assistant with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution in Panama. When time permits, he also co-runs an environmental consultancy with his partner, and is a ‘keen amateur’ photographer and writer. His work has graced the pages of publications such as Asian Geographic, Lonely Planet, and BBC Wildlife magazine. Craig is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Linnean Society of London.
Dr David Vousden
David Vousden has spent 30 years working directly with environmental and development issues, specialising in coastal and offshore resource management. In the last 15 years he has been working directly with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations to promote and encourage effective management and governance of marine resources around the world. David was appointed director of the ASCLME Project in 2007 and relocated to Grahamstown, South Africa, with his family the same year.
James Sawyer FRGS CGEOG
James currently works as Head of Disaster Management for the WSPA. Prior to this James had worked as the Director of Operations two international NGO’s and as an Expedition Leader and Project Manager on 12 expeditions and in over 40 countries. During his time in this field James has been heavily involved in the development of Health and Safety and technical standards. James is also an explorer and recently led a team on the first scientific exploration of the interior of the North Negros Natural Park in 2009 and a follow up expedition in 2012. James is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Chartered Geographer.
Morgan is an extremely accomplished and internationally-regarded coral reef ecologist, having published 65 scientific papers and won numerous accolades for his work, including a Churchill Fellowship in 2008. Morgan is a Principal Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, based at James Cook University, Australia. He has broad interests in population and community ecology of coral reef organisms, especially corals and fishes. His current research focuses on major disturbances that impact coral reef ecosystems, with a view to understanding differential responses and vulnerabilities among coral reef organisms.
Dr Nic Flemming
Prof Pete Mumby